Pedagogy

Enough About Asking ‘Which Apps’?

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Writing this I know I may initiate uncomfortable feelings, angst and anger against me. BUT, hear me out! Being an active member on a variety of social media platforms, and reading and contributing to people’s posts or questions, it strikes me as an odd area we are in. Many teachers these days understand the importance […]

Hour Of Code

Hour of Code 2017

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Planning and work for the Hour of Code 2017 started a while ago. As anything you do at a school level, the more you plan, the more you plan for success. A little history: our first attempt at the Hour of Code was in 2016. It was at the ‘beginning’ of our revolution at St. […]

iPad

Planning for Grade 3 Robotics

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Grade 3 is an exciting grade in our Elementary School. It is the first year the students get their own iPad, which allows for natural progression of more integration of devices into their learning. This has given me the opportunity to further their robotic/coding experience. After approaching the grade teachers, not only did they jump […]

Tech-Integration

Robotics Integration (Pt. 2)

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After allowing the students to have varied levels of success using the Bee-Bots, I decided to move them to the Probots. These robots can also be considered as somewhat ‘older’ technology, but they allow a simple progression using robots. The students are able to continue with the basic movements that the Bee-Bots offered but here […]

Tech-Integration

Robotics Integration

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This quarter, I have started to push for more embedding/integration of robotics into the Elementary School curriculum. The staff at my school is keen to get this started and we have been working together on making this a reality. The following posts outline what I have been doing and where we plan to take this. […]

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iPad Pro swap day 4 & 5

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It’s been a couple days since I updated, it’s been a busy couple days. I had to wipe and restart my iPad Pro (because of an issue of it enrolling on the DEP)….  After wiping my iPad one little bug is the setup screen. Something I noticed first time around but didn’t think anything of […]

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iPad Pro swap day 3

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Today was a focused day of utilizing the screen size on the iPad pro. I have been a long time Evernote user & Penultimate two apps that are always installed on my iPads.  Evernote is a cross-platform, app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows users to create a “note” which can […]

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iPad Pro swap day 2

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Day 2…  I’m loving the experience the iPad Pro offers. It really is a nice alternative compared to a laptop. Some potential issues do creep in which I will outline, but also it shines in other areas.  Issues encountered so far… The Pencil – I wish I could attach that, tuck that into the keyboard […]

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iPad Pro swap Day 1

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Day one of the iPad swap I found it challenging to say the least. Many moments of going for my laptop in automatic mode, then a quick slap of my hand quickly reminding myself NO LAPTOP! :)I thought it a good idea to post the apps I have installed on this journey. This list is […]

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Swapping my Laptop for an iPad pro

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Today I received my iPad pro… This blog post will document my goal of going totally laptop free for 2 weeks.  I purchased this new iPad with the idea for the staff at my school to use this instead of their laptops + iPads. While I have no intention of forcing them down an iPad […]